SME Education Foundation awards $90,000 in scholarships.
Press Release Summary:
June 11, 2009 - Recipients of SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship Award include Ben R. Brown, who was awarded $50,000 4-yr scholarship, and Alexandra M. Moulton and Michelle T. Barber who each won $10,000 1-year scholarships. Jonathan T. Reding and Hillary M. Shoop both received $5,000 1-yr awards for SME Education Foundation Directors Scholarship. Khalil S. Taraman said corporations and foundations support endowments because they know future of manufacturing, with advanced technologies, demands it.
Original Press Release
SME Education Foundation Awards $90,000 in Family and Directors Scholarships
Press release date: June 3, 2009
Scholarship applicants must be full-time graduates enrolled in a manufacturing or related degree program in the United States or Canada. Preference is given to students who demonstrate leadership skills in a community, academic, or professional environment. Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and be seeking a career in manufacturing. Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship can only be used as a credit toward tuition, books, or fees. About the SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship:
The SME Education Foundation seeks to support the children and grandchildren of SME members, and to encourage their pursuit of careers in manufacturing engineering and technology. This highly competitive scholarship, made possible by the E. Wayne Kay Scholarship Fund, is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and an interest in manufacturing engineering or a related technology. GPA required (minimum overall): 3.0. Criteria: Applicants must be a child or grandchild of an SME member, either a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student with no more than 30 credit hours, and have a minimum SAT score of 1000, and/or ACT score of 21. About SME Education Foundation:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation was created by SME in 1979 as a means of transforming manufacturing education in North American colleges and universities. As one of the nation's leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing manufacturing education, its approach is to inspire youth to pursue careers in manufacturing; support students studying for a career in an engineering-related field, and prepare these students to participate in a global economy. The Foundation has provided more than $24 million in grants, scholarships and awards. Visit www.smeef.org